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“Luxury view, service and seafood for an affordable price” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marea By Rausch

Marea By Rausch
Ranked #68 of 660 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
NYC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Luxury view, service and seafood for an affordable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

I had a great solo dinner at Marea recently. I made sure to go early as I had no reservation. The place was empty and I got a table outside facing the old city. The location is one of the best in the city. The service was truly impeccable. The menu is very much focused on seafood so i would recommend you stick with that. The wine could use a little more depth, in particular the white wine selections from France and Italy are a bit lacking. I really enjoyed the tiradito ceviche and the Cartagena style fish. The food prices are affordable for the class A type of location you get.

  • Visited November 2012
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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“Reservations a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We made last minute reservations and got a table next to the bathroom, which pissed me off at first since the place was empty but it quickly filled up and the food and atmosphere and service more than made up for it! Crab guacamole appetizer, fish for entree all seasoned to perfection and fresh as can be. The view of the water was romantic and there is a chic hip vibe. Service great.

Visited October 2012
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“Unbeliveably mavellous cousine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Ambiented with the awesome view of the San Pedro's church, you can be sure to enjoy one of the greatest cooking of Cartagena and Colombia. The green crust fish is magnificent and the coconut flan is out of this world. Dont miss the soft crab shell apetizer. You wont regret to pay for a little extra money.

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2 reviews
“Great place for a dinner by the sea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Great place like criterion in bogota if you love fine food you should come. The tiradito and arroz caldoso are awesome

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Panama City, Panama
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51 reviews
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“5 STAR RESTAURANT WITH THE BEST VIEW IN CARTAGENA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Marea is an excellent restaurant specializing in seafood. Mr. Rausch is recognized as one of Colombia's top chefs. Marea's location at the Cartagena Convention Center facing the old city allows for the best views at night, when its colonial-era fortifications and walls are lit up. In addition to its cuisine, its service is superb. You have the choice of seating comfortably indoors in the air conditioned main dining area (remember, this is a very hot and humid city) or by the waterfront just outside. While outside you will see boats and yachts from the nearby marina go by while you enjoy your entreé. If you are staying at one of the many hotels within the walled-in city you can easily walk back after dinner. The area is very safe and full of visitors and locals alike.

  • Visited October 2012
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